Weeds are the main issue battled by all yards. They become established quickly and compete with your lawn for space, water, and nutrients. Any weakness in your turf creates an opportunity for weeds to grow. Though weeds are visually unappealing and hard to eradicate, they tell us a lot about the soil condition and the health of your lawn.
Things to know regarding herbicides and standard weed control practices:
- Store-bought weed killers though effective, pose a danger to your landscape. Most herbicides for weed control target broadleaf plants – this includes your trees and shrubs!
- Lawn companies often cover the entire lawn in herbicide multiple times per year to achieve 100% weed eradication. However, a 90-95% weed-free lawn is healthier and more attainable. Furthermore, it does not require a blanket spray of herbicide.
- Weeds are an indication that there are underlying issues present in your soil and lawn. The most effective way to control weeds is to establish a healthy turf by improving the soil condition and utilizing proper lawn care practices.
Herbicide is only a temporary weed control solution. If the underlying issues are not resolved, the weeds will return. A customized fertilization regimen will establish healthy soil and thick grass that will prevent weeds from returning.
At Stevenson Lawn Care, our approach is different. We do not blanket spray for weeds. Instead, we thoroughly examine the lawn, only spraying weed control where the weeds are. As a result, the amount of chemical used is greatly reduced keeping your lawn a safer place for your kids, pets, and landscape plants. We will work with you to create a comprehensive lawn care plan to establish a healthy turf that naturally suppresses weeds.